6.2.10

From M&S to Altuzarra



About a year ago I found this suede M&S jacket for a tenner in an Oxfam shop. It's actually not even real suede, but a very nice imitation, feeling quite authentic. 'Very chic' I thought. It went into my closet and never came out again.

A few months later I saw some cool fringe suede jackets by can’t-remember-which designer and realized: 'The boring M&S jacket just needs a bit of pepping up!'. So I gave it a neat fringe, which looked good… and never wore it.

Now, I'm sure many of you fashionistas already knew that Joseph Altuzarra is the next big thing in fashion, long before
Miss Doré visited his workshop and Vogue UK dedicated a whole page to him in its March issue. In any case, I quite fancy his Indian inspired, soft leather skirts, trousers and shoes, and since I also have a bit of a thrifty side in me, inspiration struck… 'Where is the old M&S jacket???'
It even provided for some shoe fringing... Maybe it’s third time lucky. Otherwise it’s back to Oxfam!

So, what’s your take on the leather look: Loving the soft suede look, too? Or is it only black nappa for you? Or does wearing animal skin not agree with you at all?

skirt: no label (oxfam), jacket: m&s (oxfam), bag: from some boutique in Australia, belts: missoni & ?, jewellery: new look, body: wolford, shoes: bally

44 comments:

Rock N Revolution said...

So sexy...the colors are beautiful on you. Great textures too.

Big Daddy said...

Loving the all neutrals look, that jacket looks so fabulous to me! And that clutch just seals the deal!

Catherine said...

Your colors and the photos are astounding :D

I envy those shoos too.

Catherine

Faux Naif said...

this is great! i love the colours, and your hair. i could never wear a braid like that.

Make Do Style said...

Looks like you can work it this season!

fhen said...

oh really love this look!
love the jacket, colour, texture, everything! :))
looking fabulous!


xoxo

Cindy Whitehead said...

jacket is beautiful and I love your necklace!

Haute World said...

This look suits you perfectly! I like the light western and ethnic touches to the outfit as well. On myself, I rarely wear tan or brown, but I have a camel-colored suede skirtblack suede biker jacket and plenty of other leather jackets - all in black of course ;-)

ilovecoolthings said...

i always think that i'll love suede, but then it just sits in the closet... i have about 5 leather jackets, so i guess that would mean i prefer leather. i also appreciate fur. i eat animals, so i don't have a problem with it as long as the animal is being used for all of it's purposes (meat and fur)....
you didn't talk about the clutch! it's to die for!!! would make any casual outfit stand out.

KIRAFASHION said...

so chic girl!
I am always amazed and in love for a waist belt...you look flawless :)))))

Thanks for being so sweet to me,

Kisses,

Kira

Lottie said...

these are such great pictures!


awesome outfit.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Omg I love this outfit so much, I don't even know where to BEGIN!

Those shoes are incredibly fabulous and I'm so envious of you for having them. And that jacket...so elegant and it looks AMAZING on you! And that clutch...sigh.

Fantastic. :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous, darling!
Love suede!

xoxox,
CC

mykindamagazine@gmail.com said...

Beautiful pictures! Congrats! :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Naturally so beautiful...adore the Ikat purse. Reminded me of Indonesian textile~luv it!
Enjoy your weekend, beautiful~
xo

bryna said...

i love that purse!

joy said...

Awesome Sabine, just awesome.

JD
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Zenobie said...

I love the way you set up your photos, they are so artistic and inspirational. The fringing on the shoes is gorgeous. I know it’s not too politically correct but I love leather and suede and have been known to wear vintage fur on occasion. There is something lovely about the smell of leather, I am big on smells for some reason!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh Sabine, I ABSOLUTELY adore this! I myself love the soft suede look! It is very reminiscent of D&G - one of my favorite collections of the moment!! :)

c said...

Your fringe boots are mad! I want!!

indigotangerine said...

you should definetly wear that jacket more often, the shape is heavenly!
-indigo

SR@MyStyle said...

Hi there-this is a gorgeous outfit my dear, a definite style winner!! Love the whole look and the little bag is just soo cute!

Sabine said...

Sunday morning. I'm back... Camel coloured suede seems to be getting the thumbs up from most of you. Thanks for all the lovely comments! The clutch/purse is from a 2nd hand store in Australia. I guess it is from Asia originally.

Rock N Revolution said...

Nominating you for the "Best Blog" award : )
Happy Sunday!
Pass it on to 15 of your faves!

Anna Jane said...

Sabine, you totally look like Nicole Kidman in the film Australia! If you haven't seen it SEE IT because it's an awesome awesome film. :)

I really love this safari-chic look, and I can't believe that jacket has been left looking sad and unused in your wardrobe! It's beautiful. And you can never go wrong with suede. And I love the shoe fringing. Yes. I love. A lot. (p.s. I think Indiana Jones would want to marry you!)

- Anna Jane xxx

Sabine said...

Rock N Revolution - Thanks so much for the award! I feel really flattered.

Anna Jane - You're too sweet! I'm definitely going to watch Australia now.

Ruta said...

Gorgeous! The fringe on the shoes makes the outfit.

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hi Sabine!
Your heels with the fringe details are gorgeous!!!
Wish spring/ summer would be here sooon.

Wishing you a joyful sunday...

Jen said...

I really love the safari feel here - the fringing, the sandy tones, the fringing, the bold patterns... did I mention the fringing?! Love it!

Joanne Faith said...

I adore this! Looks great with the fringe shoes too, funny as I usually don't like them at all!

susie_bubble said...

Gah...old M&S rules... I'm loving softy suede... the type that would make good hammer pants...

(always)alanna said...

loving the colors- and all the variations and textures in this outfit. stunning girl!
xx
and gorgeouss blogg- will definitely be back visiting SOON!

Lenka James said...

Your clutch is beautiful

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Clare said...

beautiful color palette! These colors are perfection on you!

Tatiana Landim said...

good jacket. and liked the color!

J said...

im not big into suede but u look great in it. great shoes!

fadetoblack said...

ooo i looooove that little purse :)

Hannele said...

The colors and textures are fantastic! crafty fringing too.
I enjoy suede very much, all for it, especially when draping is emphasized as with some lovely suede jacket with waterfall front opening.

Imogen said...

This look is so bold and stylish. Everything goes so well together and I like the detailing such as the fringing on the shoes. Great background too.

Sabrina said...

Super classy! Love it!

kpeach said...

love this xo

stilettostetico said...

This silhouette's "Urban Squaw" vibrancy Truly sounds very creative, AND I have to say that this "slightly exposed lingerie effect" is (delightfully) full of day to day Sensuality !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

valncami said...

Love the jacket! It's so feminine and sexy at the same time.
XX
Valerie

Teresa said...

I love the safari spin to this outfit! All the nice shades of tan look lovely together.

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